>Yes, this is definitely what I would suggest, as well. For instance, >why are SCSI and IDE in the kernel=3F Since the bootloader can obviously >read the kernel, it can surely read a few more files as well, and point >the kernel to where they are in memory. >-Nathan Maybe we aren't understanding each other somewhere in here. SCSI and IDE are ADD-ONS. On my machine, /boot/beos/system/add-ons/kernel/bus_managers/[IDE|SCSI] Always have been. Now, that same code is compiled into the bootloader. Or code very similar. But I don't find that to be all that offensive.